A bill that would expand self-distribution rights for brewers in Tennessee has passed the legislature and sits on the governor’s desk where it is expected to be signed.
Current Tennessee law prevents breweries from self-distributing beyond county lines. Senate Bill 177 will allow a craft brewery to distribute up to 1,800 barrels of beer annually across the state without being required to use a wholesaler
The bill was the result of negotiations between the Tennessee Malt Beverage Association, a coalition of the state’s beer distributors, and the Tennessee Craft Brewers Guild.
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